Century GALILs


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Texasred
July 24, 2007, 10:59 PM
Anyone have any updates on the recent quality of these rifles?
I would like to purchase one as soon as possible.

Are these the real deals?

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MudPuppy
July 24, 2007, 11:41 PM
I like mine, only a few hundred rounds through it, but without any problems.

It's "close" to the real deal--isreali parts on an ORF milled reciever.

I've heard a couple of bad reports on akfiles or gunco--and of course century has had a lousy rep in the past. All I know for sure is I love mine.

jlbraun
July 25, 2007, 12:31 AM
I know that there is somebody - Atlantic Firearms maybe? - that is taking Saiga receivers and putting Galil parts on them. Those seem to be well received.

(pardon the pun, har har)

Texasred
July 25, 2007, 06:01 AM
hehe thats a good one!

Texasred
July 26, 2007, 12:39 AM
So is this my only choice then????
Nobody has one yet huh?

GunTech
July 26, 2007, 12:54 AM
Atlantic is advertising Galils built by red stick on Saiga recivers

http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/programming/expand.asp?Prodid=364

Guitargod1985
July 26, 2007, 03:41 AM
...taking Saiga receivers and putting Galil parts on them. Those seem to be well received. :D

Wow. I had to hold my sides when I was done laughing at that one. My friend said, "I don't get it," and I explained it to her, and she gave me this blank stare. Then she told me it wasn't that funny. That's okay, though -- she's not really a gun person.

Now back to drinking beer and watching Spaceballs...

MudPuppy
July 26, 2007, 10:23 AM
Galils never used a stamped receiver, so I don't think that Saiga dress-up is a reasonable substitute (I'm sure it's a darn nice rifle).

If you want a Galil or a reasonable clone, I see the choices as:
Buy and IMI (ie, take out a mortage on the house)
Buy a century
Buy an Ohio Rapid Fire
Buy a parts kit and an ORF reciever

If you want a cool AK type of rifle and don't mind stamped, then the saiga dress up would be an okay choice--but at 999 retail and a Century galil at 850 at aimsurplus? Maybe I got luck, but I love my century galil.

coltcollector
July 26, 2007, 11:23 AM
Bought a Century off the net. $800 + shipping + transfer fee. Wouldn't eject and jammed second round into face of receiver. $30.40 shipping back to Century. Changed bolt. Got it back, but haven't shot it yet. Not a beauty. Also got a Hesse Hagel off net $700 delivered + transfer fee. New parts, ARM gasblock, IMI barrel, looks like they switched out the handguard for AR. Shoots good. Which to keep and which to sell?

Correia
July 26, 2007, 12:03 PM
I've sold 4 so far. We had one lose a pin out of the rear sight, but other than that, they've all been reliable and have shot good.

Texasred
July 26, 2007, 06:28 PM
So what do the IMIs run for?

MudPuppy
July 26, 2007, 10:08 PM
Ck gunbroker, but I'd guess $3k..or more.

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